School’s back in session, the days are cooler, and baseball in Chicago is irrelevant. Yes, it’s September, and time for the latest Eater Chicago Heatmap update. The Heatmap features new restaurants and old favorites creating a new buzz. Whereas the Eater 38 is a collection of can’t-miss stalwarts and bucket-list entries, the Heatmap is the about the now — focused on recent openings that have the city’s diners talking.
This month, seven new restaurants join the list. They include a restaurant that serves an “as seen on TV” chocolate cake; a rare Cambodian entry; a sports bar with food from a James Beard Award winner; and a South Side icon celebrating a birthday. Enjoy.
For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More